Welcome to St Thomas More ‘Home Learning’ Platform.
Here you will find interesting and exciting learning opportunities to do at home
We will be updating this page regularly with links to activities that you may like to do with your child. The Nursery children spend the majority of their time learning through play supported by staff. They also participate in daily small group activities (15 minutes max) centered around the 7 areas of the curriculum. Communication and language development, Physical development, Personal, social, and emotional development, Literacy development, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.
Under ‘Weekly Focused Learning’ we will be uploading weekly home learning project ideas for you to work on at home if you would like to. Your child will also be given a blank exercise book by the end of this week. If you are self-isolating, please try to arrange for a friend to collect this for you. This book is to be used by your child in any way they wish to use it. It does not need to be handed back to the class teacher unless your child would like to share it. Inside you will find a your child’s name printed in yellow so they can practice tracing over the letters and saying the sounds in their name.
When children start to use pencils, crayons, paint and chalk it is important that we celebrate every make they make. This will support their confidence and self-esteem to engage in more mark making activities. Activities that support children’s fine motor skills (Small finger, hand movements) will build their muscles to enable them to control a pencil. See suggestions below.
Building – lego, bricks Play-dough – Rolling, cutting, pushing, stretching Threading – pasta, string, beads, pipe cleaners, cut up straw Cooking – Chopping, stirring Tipping and poring – Sand, soil, water
We have created a suggested timetable, based on how our day currently runs in Nursery to help you plan your day, if you require it:
As we continue to adjust our way of life there are many challenges we face. At times these can be tricky – for our children and for ourselves. Here is a selection of advice, links and resources which we hope you find useful.
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Free Ebook: Everybody Worries
Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Maths Calculation Policy
Fancy something different:
Rainbows as Symbols of Hope Please join our school project to spread Hope in our community!
Earth Day 2020 Activities for your child to take part in Earth Day on Weds 22nd April
More Home Learning Resources:
Useful websites for further ideas on home learning:
- BBC Bite size
2. National Geographic Kids
3. 30 virtual field trips
4. Twinkl ‘parents hub’ – sign up for free, to download learning packs for each year group
5. CBeebies Bedtime Stories
6. CBeebies Early Years Activities